Liverpool Fruit Exchange

Urbex: Liverpool Fruit Exchange, Liverpool – July 2017

The Liverpool Fruit Exchange is a building which originally started its life as a railway goods depot and was constructed in approximately 1888. In 1923 the building was converted into a fruit exchange where traders would go to purchase bulk inventories of fruit which had likely been imported to the nearby docks. The lower levels which were previously used as warehouses and storage for the goods that were sold, were repurposed decades ago and are currently operating as bars and nightclubs…

Wellington Rooms aka The Irish Centre The Assembly Room

Urbex: Wellington Rooms aka The Irish Centre, Liverpool – August 2016

This, currently derelict building, is a Neo-classical building built in the centre of Liverpool. Construction began in 1815 and was completed a year later under control of the Architect Edmund Aikin. Originally designed as a subscription assembly room for the Wellington Club it was used to house exclusive parties and ballroom dances for the wealthy and upper class…

The Grand Hotel Birmingham - The Ballroom

Urbex: The Grand Hotel, Birmingham – January 2015

The Grand Hotel is a Grade II Listed Victorian Hotel located in the City of Birmingham. The building was designed by architect Thomson Plevins in a French Renaissance architectural style. Construction began in 1875 and the Hotel opened 4 years later in 1879. The Hotel finally closed in 2002 and has been covered with scaffolding to protect the exterior stonework from falling onto pedestrians since 2012…